South Carolina attorney Murdaugh sentenced to life for murdering wife and son

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By Nathan Layne (Reuters) -Richard “Alex” Murdaugh, the disgraced South Carolina lawyer who was found guilty of killing his wife and son, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. A South Carolina jury on Thursday declared Murdaugh, 54, guilty on two counts of gunning down his wife Maggie, 52, and youngest son, Paul, 22, on their family estate on June 7, 2021. At a hearing on Friday, Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman sentenced Murdaugh to prison for the remainder of his natural life. Murdaugh, the scion of an influential legal family in an area west of Charleston, had faced a minimum of 30 y…

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